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EditorsNote: Update 6: new lede (Rockies sweep Reds), also adds A's-Braves; final update; will stand Game roundup: Rockies sweep two from Reds
DENVER -- Drew Stubbs' three-run homer capped the Rockies' five-run ninth inning, and Colorado rallied for a stunning 10-9 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader at Coors Field.
In the nightcap, Colorado scored five times in the eighth inning to break a tie, earn a 10-5 win and complete the doubleheader sweep. Michael Cuddyer hit a two-run double in the eighth to complete the seventh cycle in Rockies history.
The Reds looked to have the opener in control when they scored twice in the top of the ninth to open a 9-5 lead.
Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman entered in a non-save situation, and he walked all four batters he faced. Left fielder Charlie Culberson's free pass brought home a run and prompted Reds manager Bryan Price to replace Chapman with J.J. Hoover (1-9).
Pinch hitter Wilin Rosario hit a sacrifice fly, cutting the Rockies' deficit to 9-7. Right fielder Charlie Blackmon lined out to right for the second out before Stubbs hit Hoover's 1-0 pitch to left-center for a walk-off home run. It was Stubbs' 12th homer of the year.
Yankees 4, Rays 2
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- New York got strong pitching from Hiroki Kuroda and strung together four consecutive hits in the fifth inning to beat Tampa Bay and win the three-game series.
Yankees closer David Robertson got a 1-2-3 ninth to convert his 21st consecutive save opportunity, extending the longest streak in the majors, and Kuroda retired 17 in a row on the way to his eighth win of the season.
Tampa Bay saw its franchise-record streak of allowing three runs or fewer end at 12 games.
Cardinals 7, Padres 6
ST. LOUIS -- After a late night and a tough loss Saturday, St. Louis had its offense answer the early wakeup call.
Jumping out to a 5-0 lead before they made the second inning's first out, the Cardinals maintained their grip on the National League's top wild-card spot with the win.
Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright tied Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto for the league lead in wins, going seven innings. Wainwright allowed seven hits and four runs, three earned, with a walk and five strikeouts.
Cubs 2, Mets 1
NEW YORK -- Starlin Castro homered on the first pitch of the ninth inning to snap a tie and lift Chicago to the win.
Castro's homer off Jenrry Mejia landed just beyond the right field fence.
Castro and Ryan Sweeney each had two hits, while Luis Valbuena had an RBI single in the fourth for the Cubs, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Marlins 10, Diamondbacks 3
MIAMI -- Backed by Giancarlo Stanton's three-run homer and four RBIs, Miami reached the .500 mark after beating Arizona.
Stanton leads the National League with 32 home runs and 88 RBIs. His RBI total represents a career high. Another Marlins hitting star was Christian Yelich, who had two doubles, a single and a steal.
The win went to Tom Koehler, who got past a rough start to allow just two runs in six innings. Josh Collmenter took the loss, allowing five runs -- including two homers -- in four innings.
Orioles 4, Indians 1
CLEVELAND -- Steve Pearce and Jonathan Schoop homered and Kevin Gausman combined with three relievers on a two-hitter for Baltimore.
The Orioles, who have not lost three games in a row since a four-game losing streak that ended on May 30, were held to one run in losing the first two games of the series, but they rallied to win the last game.
The win went to Gausman, who pitched six innings and held the Indians to one run on two hits. Zach Britton pitched the ninth to pick up his 26th save.
Mariners 8, Tigers 1
DETROIT -- Chris Young tossed six scoreless innings and Kyle Seager drove in three runs as Seattle cruised to the victory.
Young allowed four hits and struck out four while winning his fourth consecutive decision. Robinson Cano scored three runs and Chris Denorfia added three hits and an RBI for the Mariners, who took two of three games in the series.
Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon was ejected for the second consecutive game. Third base umpire Tony Randazzo, who also tossed McClendon on Saturday, ejected him in the seventh after the Mariners lost an appeal on a check swing.
Astros 8, Red Sox 1
BOSTON -- Jose Altuve, Houston's Little Big Man, hammered Boston.
The diminutive second baseman, the major league's leading hitter, stroked four hits, including a grand slam in a six-run second inning as the Astros earned a split of the four-game series.
The victory was the 52nd of the season for Houston, one more than the Astros had all last year. It was also Houston's second win in 11 all-time games at Fenway Park.
White Sox 7, Blue Jays 5
CHICAGO -- Conor Gillaspie hit his first career grand slam in a six-run first inning for Chicago.
After allowing a run in the top of the first, Chicago stormed back in the bottom half against Drew Hutchison. The White Sox took a 6-1 lead and held on to win the game and the three-game series.
Scott Carroll was credited with the victory after allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings and four relievers combined to finish off Blue Jays -- including Jake Petricka pitching out of a bases-loaded jam the ninth for his ninth save.
Rangers 3, Angels 2
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Adam Rosales hit a walk-off RBI single as Texas earned a comeback victory over Los Angeles Angels.
Earlier in the ninth inning, Mike Carp singled to drive in Alex Rios with the tying run for Texas, which halted a four-game losing streak.
Angels closer Huston Street (0-1) gave up his first run in 13 appearances since being acquired in a trade last month. He entered the game in the bottom of the ninth with the Angels holding a 2-1 lead, but he failed to get anyone out, allowing four hits and both ninth-inning runs.
Royals 12, Twins 6
MINNEAPOLIS -- A seven-run second inning powered Kansas City to a rain-delayed win over Minnesota.
After a 30-minute delay to start the game, much of the contest was played in a light rain. The Royals clobbered Twins left-hander Tommy Milone (6-4_ in the second, stringing together five hits, two walks and a hit batter in piling up all the offense they would need.
Alcides Escobar, Nori Aoki, Alex Gordon and Josh Willingham drove in two runs apiece for the Royals.
Giants 5, Phillies 2
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Lincecum was backed by four innings of overpowering shutout relief pitching, and San Francisco topped Philadelphia.
The Giants took two of three from the Phillies and recorded their first home series win since July 11-13. San Francisco also won the season series from Philadelphia, 5-2.
After the Phillies put 11 runners on base against Lincecum (10-8) in the first five innings, left-hander Javier Lopez and righties Jean Machi, Sergio Romo and Santiago Casilla (10th save) combined to strike out nine while permitting only two singles and no walks over the final four innings.
Brewers 7, Dodgers 2
LOS ANGELES -- Jonathan Lucroy homered and drove in five runs, and Milwaukee completed a sweep of Los Angeles.
Center fielder Carlos Gomez hit his 20th home run as the Brewers handed the Dodgers their first three-game sweep of the season. Milwaukee also unseated Los Angeles for the National League's best record.
Brewers starter Wily Peralta joined Johnny Cueto of the Cincinnati Reds and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals as the only 15-game winners in the major leagues. Peralta (15-7) allowed five hits -- all singles --- while striking out five and walking three in six innings.
Nationals 6, Pirates 5 (11 innings)
WASHINGTON -- Pinch hitter Scott Hairston hit an 11th-inning sacrifice fly, and Washington beat Pittsburgh to complete a three-game sweep.
Jayson Werth led off the 11th with a double off the wall in left, went to third on a groundout and scored on Hairston fly.
It was the second walk-off win in as many days for the Nationals, who earned their sixth victory in a row. Pittsburgh, who blew a 5-4 lead in the ninth, lost its fifth consecutive game.
Braves 4, A's 3
ATLANTA -- Justin Upton and Chris Johnson backed Mike Minor with home runs, and Atlanta completed a three-game interleague sweep of Oakland.
The A's completed a 1-6 road trip with their fifth consecutive loss and fell into a tie for first place with the Los Angeles Angels in the American League West. Oakland led by four games at the start of the trip.
Minor (5-8) allowed just four hits over seven innings, the only damage against him two bases-empty homers by A's first baseman Nate Freiman. The Atlanta left-hander struck out seven and walked two.
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